pommery eye garden 2012
cityscapes garden design festival, chelsea fringe 2012
location: london eye pod
photography: cityscapes / micscha haller and andy sturgeon
The 360 degree views are gently obscured and framed by a pure white metropolis of rectangles, white flowers, apple blossoms and simple greenery. The foliage and white cityscape are perfectly balanced to represent a utopian or heavenly embodiment of the city. A sound piece by Darryl Moore evolves with the rotation of the capsule as the views to the horizon gradually extend.
The garden was created as part of London’s South Bank and Bankside Cultural Quarter’s Cityscapes Festival. Which showcases the world’s leading garden designers in collaboration with artists and designers chosen by the UK’s major cultural institutions creating temporary and permanent green spaces for the capital. The aim is to bring a creative new approach to the way urban parks and gardens are designed. The inaugural summer festival called for the garden to be designed and constructed in a manner so it could be installed overnight ready for the public at 8am the following day.